Why use Belvoir Evesham for Property Sales?
Belvoir Evesham the property specialists are now offering Sales. Since opening in 2012 we have built a strong reputation as property specialists providing good honest advice and exceptional customer service to our clients. Whether you are a landlord who is wishing to try and sell your property or portfolio (with or without the tenant(s) remaining in situ), or a homeowner wanting to use an agent with a difference, we would be delighted to market your property. We offer tailored property sale packages for landlords, builders, developers and home owners, as we appreciate that each type of vendor has different needs.
Our helpful, honest and experienced staff will guide you through the process from a market appraisal through to exchange and completion.
There are many ways we are different and here are just a few
- Local expertise with a national high visibility brand network of over 170 offices
- Significant sales estate agency experience nationally
- Professional sales progression team, guiding you through to exchange and completion
- In depth local knowledge and expert advice
- Exceptional property marketing
- Director Involvement and dedicated account manager to give you a named point of contact through to completion
- FREE accompanied viewings with a knowledgeable Belvoir staff member
- 5 star service
- National database of over 20,000 buyers
- Strategic social media campaigns
- Quality professional photographs
- High visibility on Google searches
- Email marketing
- Professional brochures and floor plans
- Independent full market mortgage advice
- Excellent conveyancing support
- Member of The Property Ombudsman
Call us on 01386 388065 for a realistic FREE market appraisal
The Property Sales Process
Buying and selling property is notoriously stressful – but we will be there to help make the process as smooth as possible for you.
We understand the pressures involved in selling your property. We hope we will provide you with useful information to help answer some of those burning questions and ease some of your worries such as finding out how much your property is worth.
How do I choose the right agent?
Selling and buying property can be an expensive and time consuming activity which relies heavily on excellent communication, good management and experienced professionals to help it go smoothly. The vast majority of people simply do not have the time or resources that are needed to sell a property on their own, which is where an estate agent comes in.
An estate agent’s primary role is to facilitate the sale of your property as well as providing regular guidance and support through the more complicated and stressful stages of the transaction.
When deciding which estate agent, it is important to take into consideration, how hard they will work, local knowledge, experience, the brand, and how they will market your property. These factors can be highly influential in obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property. However the single most important aspect is the people you will be dealing with and the commitment and communication.
Belvoir operate to strict codes of conduct and are members of the Property Ombudsman (which offers a redress scheme in case of any disputes). Qualifications and training are essential for the development and success of an Estate Agent.
Presenting your Property
There's no avoiding those little DIY jobs that have been waiting to be done for years when you are looking to sell. Take some time to fix those loose floorboards, finish paint jobs, nail down the squeaking floorboard and fit the skirting board. These details matter.
Once that's done, have a good clear out. Get rid of any clutter and thin out your personal items, like bulky ornaments, family photographs, paperwork and toys. It lets the potential buyers visualise themselves living in your house. (If you can't bear to part with them, put them in storage or ask a friend to put them in their loft perhaps?)
Before the viewings begin, make sure your home is sparkling clean from top to bottom, especially the kitchen and bathroom. If needs be, have the carpets professionally shampooed, particularly if you have pets. (If you need a recommendation for a great local cleaning company who can make a big difference, give us a call we'll be happy to help.)
Improve your home's kerb appeal, too. Paint your front door, polish up the brass (if you have any) and sweep away any leaves from the front of the house. Mow the lawn and make sure your garden looks neat and tidy. Perhaps show how particular areas can be used for al fresco dining with strategically placed garden furniture.
Appointing a solicitor
Instruct a solicitor, who has conveyancing experience, from the outset so that you are ready for action. Waiting until you have accepted an offer can delay the process unnecessarily.
Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order as this can really speed things up. So, if your property is leasehold, make sure you have the papers ready to pass on to your solicitor. Likewise, obtain any planning or building consents well in advance – these can help clinch a sale. Your estate agent and solicitor will be able to advise you on the type of paperwork you need to gather.
In addition, by law, you will need to commission an EPC (energy performance certificate) for your property before you can market the property. We can help you to organise this.
We offer accompanied viewings with a knowledgeable Belvoir representative to ensure that an experienced advisor is on hand to answer any queries the buyer may have in order to assist the sale. We arrange viewings for a time that are convenient for you.
The moment an offer is received your dedicated Belvoir Evesham team member will notify you both verbally and in writing.
If there are any special conditions of the offer these will be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.
Once you accept an offer we will do the following:
- Prepare a memorandum of sale
- Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
- Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details
Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. Following this you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.
We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you constantly informed.
Until the contracts are signed there are no legal obligations.
The exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:
- Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
- Evidence of a good title
- Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable
- Local search queries
- Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
- The buyer's mortgage offer
The formal exchange of contracts agrees the terms of the sale and makes them legally binding on both you and the buyer. The deposit will then be transferred from your solicitors account to the buyer’s solicitor’s account. Once this has happened then a completion date will be agreed.
When the remaining money has been transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor the purchase is complete.
You will receive a call from your solicitor when the money has cleared in your account and they will inform us to release the keys.
Congratulations, your property is now sold!